May 8, 2019

Hello Wahconah Families,

Welcome to the Wahconah Wednesday email update! We hope you find the following information, reminders, and repeats to be helpful.

WAHCONAH WEEKLY NEWS

Here is the latest installment of the Wahconah Weekly News from our video club!

Here is the link to episode 25: https://youtu.be/FW8b5XUZfUQ

WAHCONAH SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT

The next meeting of the Wahconah School Building Committee will be:

  • July 25 at 4:30pm in Wahconah Library

SENIOR “END OF YEAR” DATES

Families of the Class of 2019 should check out the following information in the document below.

2019 SENIOR END OF YEAR SCHEDULE.docx 

PARENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Multicultural Book Study and CATA

We will be using this space on a monthly basis to provide helpful tips and insight to help bridge the gap between home and school. Some of the information shared in this section will include links to useful articles, websites, or videos.

CBRSD will be sponsoring a parent book study in partnership with the Multicultural BRIDGE program starting in May and extending into June. If you are interested in being part of this important work to bring meaningful change to the CBRSD community, you should check out the link below. It contains all essential info!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x8FseVlRWwzL4lfTG26-SDRLFh7PYxUZdeD4luOK6yY/edit?usp=sharing

Also, the Community Access to the Arts (CATA) program is presenting a new program called “Nexus”. CATA does tremendous fine and performing arts work with people with disabilities. Check out this awesome event in the attachment below!

CATA presents NEXUS Matinee Flyer.pdf 

GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT NEWS

(all of this news is announced regularly to our students via morning announcements/flyers)

Mrs. Salavantis on leave – We are excited to announce that beginning May 3rd, Mrs. Salavantis (counselor to students N-Z) will be going on maternity leave! We are also very pleased to announce that we’ve secured retired Wahconah Guidance Counselor Mr. John Kovacs as her replacement for the remainder of the school year. Starting May 3rd, any family who is N-Z can contact Mr. Kovacs directly at ext. 1325 or by email at jkovacs@cbrsd.org. Best of luck to Mrs. Salavantis as she and her husband welcome their new bundle of joy!

CHECK OUT THESE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS!

(all of these announcements are made regularly to our students via morning announcements/flyers)

Berkshire HorseWorks – Berkshire HorseWorks is a nonprofit based in Richmond which provides equine assisted psychotherapy to those at-risk in the Berkshires. They are hosting their 2nd Annual Scavenger Hunt and Hoedown "Horse and Hikers for Healing on Saturday, June 22nd at 10:00 AM. For more information click on the attachments below.

Horses and Hikers 2019 flyer 2.pdf 

registration sheet 2019.docx 

Final Press Release- BHW, HHFH.docx 

Final Sponsorship Letter- BHW, HHFH.docx 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTING

AP testing will take place during the weeks of May 6-10 and May 13-17. We currently have 13 AP courses that will be testing over that period of time. Here are the remaining exam dates:

  • Thursday May 9: Chemistry (AM); Psychology (PM)
  • Friday May 10: US History (AM)
  • Monday May 13: Biology (AM)
  • Tuesday May 14: Calculus AB (AM)
  • Wednesday May 15: English Language (AM)
  • Thursday May 16: Statistics (PM)
  • Friday May 17: Music Theory (AM)

MCAS TESTING

Please make note of the following:

  • Sophomores will be taking the Math MCAS on May 21, 22.
  • Freshmen will be taking the Bio MCAS on June 4, 5.

WAHCONAH YEARBOOK

Our Yearbook staff led by advisor Mr. Jeff Pike has done an excellent job setting up a yearbook website (www.wahconahyearbook.com) for our school. This is a go-to place for ordering yearbooks, information about parent and business ads, as well as last-minute senior photo information. Check it out!

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL IS NOW… June 13th

Since we have had two snow days so far, the last day of school will now be June 13th. That means final exams for grades 9-11 will now be June 10, 11, 12, 13. Please plan accordingly!

STUDENT DROP OFF/PICKUP - Reminder

We greatly appreciate those of you who acknowledge and follow this procedure. However, it’s important to remember that the driveway directly in front of the school should remain clear for school buses only during the following times:

  • 7:20-7:50am (morning drop off)
  • 2:15-2:30pm (afternoon pick up)
  • 3:15-3:30pm (late bus pick up)

Any parents/families dropping students off or picking students up can use the car lane which can be accessed by using the last driveway in the student parking lot. Furthermore, if a bus’s lights are flashing red, that means you cannot pass it regardless of whether it has a stop sign extended from it or not. We have asked for assistance from Dalton Police (when available) to help monitor this. Thank you for your help.

ATTENDANCE/DISMISSAL REMINDERS

Please remember that the proper dismissal procedure for ill students is for the student to go to the nurse first. The nurse will examine the student and determine whether the student needs to be dismissed. Mrs. Bushway (Ext. 1131) will then make the call home if she determines that dismissal is warranted.

Also, if you’ve secured a last-minute doctor’s appointment during the school day, please call ahead to Mrs. Farley in the Main Office (Ext. 1320) so that she can prepare a dismissal for your student.

NEED MORE INFO?

Always remember that you can find important and useful information pertaining to Wahconah by going to the following:

Thank you!